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Note: Below is a transcript of our 2/24/10 chat on food safety with Christine Bruhn, PhD, Director, Center for Consumer Research, UC Davis. If you have any additional questions for Dr. Bruhn or the chat please let us know and be sure to follow @IFICMedia & @FoodInsightOrg on twitter to join us...
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By: Christine Bruhn, PhD, Director, Center for Consumer Research, UC Davis   Date 2/25/10 With your ready-to-eat, bagged salad and scissors in hand, you might wonder whether you should just dump the prewashed greens into your bowl or take the time to wash them again. It's a question on a lot of...
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By: Katie Burns Date: 2/23/10  Food safety continues to be a topic of discussion in major news outlets and for the general public, so the International Food Information Council Foundation has decided to provide you the opportunity to ask questions to a well known food safety expert and Director of...
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By: Kimberly Reed   Date: 2/22/10 Buon giorno!  Greetings from Florence, Italy, where I am attending a conference focused on my favorite topic: food. Much of the discussion has been centered on healthful foods that can make a positive addition to your diet, including foods made from whole soy and...
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By: Kimberly Reed   Date: 2/19/10 Today, my two worlds of professional experience -- food and finance -- collided in the name of bettering America's communities when First Lady Michelle Obama announced a new multi-year "Healthy Food Financing Initiative."  You might wonder how food and finance...
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(Washington, D.C., February 17, 2010) – The International Food Information Council Foundation today sent letters offering support and resources to five members of President Obama’s new Task Force on Childhood Obesity.   In the letters sent to Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy and Task...
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By: Michelle Ronholm   Date: 2/16/10 Olympic fever is setting in. In fact, on my dining room table right now is the Sports Illustrated Olympic Preview and the Washington Post Vancouver Games edition. Every time I log onto the Internet, I'm taken directly to the official Olympic homepage (the hockey...
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By: Elizabeth Rahavi, RD   Date: 2/15/10 My heart sings at the sight of chocolate. Though my gut instinct is to restrict myself to one small treat, I often find myself indulging in one of life's greatest pleasures: the sweet taste of chocolate. With that in mind, you and I both may be pleased to...
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By: Tony Flood   Date 2/12/10 Did you know that acrylamide has been around since we began cooking food?  It is a naturally occurring chemical compound that results from a reaction of sugars with specific amino acids during the cooking and frying process.  Have you ever toasted a piece of bread and...
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By: Marianne Smith-Edge, MS, RD, LS, FADA   Date: 2/11/10 The International Food Information Council Foundation applauds First Lady Michelle Obama's new initiative to get kids eating healthier and exercising more, and we share her passion. At the Foundation, we have been addressing the importance...
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By: Tony Flood Date: 2/10/10 Last night, CBS Evening News with Katie Couric aired the first of a two-part TV segment on the use of antibiotics in farm animals, which investigated a suspected link between farm workers' exposure to animals treated with antibiotics and the potential development of a...
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By: Bridget Hollingsworth   Date: 2/5/10 On February 7th friends and families all over the U.S. will get together for the Super Bowl. Although Peyton Manning and Drew Brees won't be watching the game like the rest of us, the two quarterbacks playing in Sunday's Big Game are family friends. Peyton...
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By: Katie Burns   Date 2/4/10 Recently there's been lots of discussion about the quality and safety of canned foods, but its important to remember the many benefits that canned foods bring to our food supply.  So, in honor of Canned Food Month, I wanted to highlight the history and value of one of...
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(Washington, D.C., February 3, 2010) – As the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and others consider various food labeling formats, recent research by the International Food Information Council Foundation (Foundation) provides valuable insight into how consumers perceive and use the Nutrition Facts...
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By: Wendy Reinhardt Kapsak, MS, RD   Date 2/2/10 In the minds of many, football (as in the NFL) really has become "America's Game." With the Super Bowl close at hand, we will watch with great anticipation as the New Orleans Saints and Indianapolis Colts take the field, knowing that only one team...
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By: Food Insight Blog Contributors Date: 2/1/10 2010 is officially a month old and we thought it would be a good time to take a look at how we're doing on our New Years Resolutions.    Jennifer Schleman:Resolution: "In 2010, I plan to reach my healthy eating and fitness goals by tracking not only...
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By: David Schmidt, International Food Information Council Foundation President and CEO Date: 1/29/10 This week, the President, in his State of the Union, noted that First Lady Michelle Obama in 2010 "is creating a national movement to tackle the epidemic of childhood obesity and make our kids...
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By: Elizabeth Rahavi, RD   Date: 1/28/10 We talk a lot about mindful eating on this blog because it's a concept that resonates with a lot of the health professionals and nutrition communicators here at the IFIC office. However, we recognize that mindful eating can be a hard thing to get your head...
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By: Jennifer Schleman   Date: 1/26/10  Last fall shortly after reading our Putting the BRAT on a Diet post, I came down with the dreaded flu. Not the H1N1 variety, but the good, old-fashioned, upper respiratory influenza. It got me thinking - what could I have done to prepare myself for cold and...
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By: Elizabeth Rahavi, RD   Date 1/25/10 The IFIC 2009 Functional Foods/Foods for Health Consumer Trending Survey found that people's top health concerns are (in order of importance) heart health, weight management, cancer, diabetes, nutrition/diet, and exercise. Interestingly, people don't always...
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This publication addresses the common misperception that caffeine causes dehydration and provides an overall guide to how all liquids, including milk, fruit juices, sports drinks, watery foods, and even beverages such as soft drinks, coffee and tea can play a role in meeting individual hydration...

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